May 6, 2021 – Prodigy Search has been retained by Player’s Health to lead its search for a president of risk management for its North American business. Player’s Health is a risk services and insurance firm that protects athletes and sports organizations with a comprehensive risk management platform. This role will be based in Minnesota with national responsibility as well as expansion into the Canadian markets, said Prodigy Search. Partnering with the CEO the president of risk management will lead the risk management practice for Player’s Health. This executive will be responsible for leading and managing Player’s Health planning and deployment, providing the vision, enable innovation, and understanding the solutions that Player’s Health are delivering for its clients and partners.
Candidates should have over 10 years’ experience in risk management, preferably within the sports sector. They must have significant experience conducting risk assessments within multiple categories of risks, e.g., operational, governance, strategic, external and outsourcing. In addition, Prodigy Search says that the right candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of contemporary risk management models, developing KRIs, assessing control effectiveness, and developing management and client reporting tools. Lastly, a proven history of building and maintaining strong relationships and using strong interpersonal skills and ability to gain credibility to build, lead and manage the risk framework is required.
Player’s Health said it leverages its experience and know-how to innovate plug and play solutions “that save time, money, and resources, making it easier for athletes to do what they do best — play.” Through data analytics the organization uses both pre-event and post-event data to help organizations understand their risk, mitigate risks, and find affordable and appropriate insurance solutions to cover their everyday needs. The company said it houses risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk transference all in one place.
Prodigy Search, which has been involved with the sports and entertainment business for 60 years, is one of the sector’s boutiques. The firm has placed hundreds of candidates into a variety of functions and roles. It represents all disciplines, including senior management, sales, marketing, operations and administration.
Prodigy’s client roster reads like a Who’s Who of the sports world. It includes: the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, PGA Tour, Boston Bruins, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Dolphins, City Football Group, Miami Heat, Churchill Downs, Nitro Circus, AEG, Los Angeles Kings, UFC, Roc Nation, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers and the United States Olympic Committee.
Prodigy Search Assists United States Association of Blind Athletes in Selecting New Board
The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has announced its new board of directors, which includes seven new appointees. Prodigy Search helped to lead the search process for the board member positions. The at-large board directors are chair Mark Ackermann; vice chair Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning; treasurer Gary Remensnyder; secretary Amy Wasson and David Cohen. Two independent directors, who are both new to the USABA board, are Eve Wright Taylor and Brian Eaton.
An industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in wide array of disciplines within the sports and entertainment business, Scott Carmichael founded Prodigy Search in 2007. Prior to founding the firm, he served as head of the National Hockey League’s club marketing department for nearly 10 years.
Prodigy Search recently assisted in the recruitment of Alan Ostfield as the new CEO of US Sailing. “We are extremely proud to welcome Alan Ostfield to US Sailing and excited to introduce him to our sailing community,” said Cory Sertl, president of US Sailing. “Alan offers a wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of sports and entertainment industries that will help advance US Sailing as a leading national sports organization, while helping grow the sport of sailing to new audiences. Alan has demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout his distinguished career, and these attributes will serve him well in this leadership role with US Sailing.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media